January is dubbed “breakup month” because more relationships break up during this cold, dreary month than any other. I just read that six out of 10 couples will split in January, and this is credited to things like wanting to make a change for the New Year, bad weather and post-holiday blues.
I get it. We’re all looking back at the past year and deciding what changes we want to make in 2013. If you’ve been unhappy with any aspect of your life, this is a great time to leave it in the past and move on — whether it’s a bad job, a lousy friend or an unhappy relationship. Buh bye.
But there’s more to it than that. Astrology has some other clues about why January is such a popular month to break up. Namely, Venus in Capricorn — a time to work harder on relationships — and last Friday’s New Moon in Capricorn, which is still urging us to make a fresh start.
If you’re struggling with the age old question “Should I stay or should I go,” I get how confusing it can be. I was kind of in the same boat last January, when my own relationship was feeling uncertain and I wasn’t sure if it was worth the effort to try and make it work or just give up and start fresh.
You know what I did to help? I ran a Romantic Compatibility Report on me and my boyfriend to see if we have enough common ground to make it work long term, and it really helped me with my decision. I can’t promise you’ll all get the same happy results I did, but either way it’s a good way to take an in-depth look at your relationship and get some clarity in all the confusion.
You can do the same thing if you think it will help — all you need is your birth date, time and place, and your partner’s birth date, time and place. The report will compare the two charts and let you know if you have what it takes to make it, or if you should break it.
Fortunately, the compatibility report I ran indicated that me and my guy have communication issues, which is definitely what the trouble was back then. But it also made it pretty clear that if we could work through those we’d be GOLDEN. It was a year ago that I read that, and so I decided not to break up and to work on communicating better.
We’re so happy now, a full year later, and I’m thankful I stuck it out to prove our compatibility correct. We still communicate very differently and continue to work on it, but the report helped me realize this area of weakness so I’d know how to fix it and make our relationship better.
So what about you? Are you going to make it or break it? Find out!